Maybe Mattis got his bet down on the Preakness too soon...
One could only wish this was going on. But in all truth there have been many other major commands changed, some for the right reasons (nude swimming,embezzlement) but a whole lot (particularly in Africa Command) on “disagreements”.
Obamaumao is destroying the leadership core, and Hagel will help him (Hagel having never risen above a grunt sargent, has little understanding of theater command of a general officer). The real key is— what is happening to our nuclear deterrent, and in particular submarines and Land based ICBMs as regards particularly the chinee and iranians.
It would take more than 7 days. Additional comment: look at the destruction of Petraeus (an expert in counterinsurgency) and this Mattis (a exceptional warrior Marine, who kicks butt— a fighter, the kind whose advice you would think obamaumao would want, but since he can’t accept criticism of himself or his policies, he would not have him around— like Hitler or Stalin killing their generals).
One other thought is— these people as civilians could organize quite a resistance in the homeland n’est-ce pas?
The NDAA which Congress passed empowers the US military to indefinitely detain US citizens without charge or trial when the Executive Branch alleges that they are suspected of supporting terrorist activities.
It is possible that this is the test of whether an officer is kept on or not— that being it would be a “lawful” order in the sense there is a law supporting it. But many consider it to be “unconstitutional” and their oath is to the Constitution...not to the executive.